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Entries by Ed Martin from 07/2008

Obama and Clinton Return to the Scene of their Twin Triumphs

| Posted 07.03.2008 | Huffington Post

The triumphant return to New Hampshire last Friday of both presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama and his rival-turned-campaign part...

On the Road at the 2008 July Television Critics Association Tour

| Posted 07.09.2008 | Huffington Post

After a brutal year that saw its annual January tour cancelled because of the Writers Guild of America strike and its membership battered by newsroom ...

Mad Men Triumphant! Ed Martin Live from TCA

| Posted 07.10.2008 | Huffington Post

As expected, the press conference on Wednesday for AMC's scintillating period drama Mad Men proved to be the most exciting presentation so far at the ...

HBO Goes Online with Interactive Prequel Campaign for Sexually Super-Charged Vampire Series True Blood

| Posted 07.11.2008 | Huffington Post

Remember that wild Internet marketing campaign way back in 1999 that had people convinced there really was a murderous witch in the woods of Burkittsv...

Cable & PBS Deliver Powerhouse Presentations at Television Critics Association

| Posted 07.14.2008 | Entertainment

I can't believe that the newspaper, magazine and Web-reading public collectively cares more for the latest unproven broadcast sitcom than it does for the myriad of marvelous offerings on cable television.

Fox Day at TCA: Old Industry Issues Resurface, with Little Fanfare

| Posted 07.15.2008 | Entertainment

If the opening day of the broadcast portion of the 2008 Summer Television Critics Association tour is any indication, the critics and journalists in attendance don't seem to be fired up about anything.

Damages! The Shield! Rescue Me! FX Reveals Hot Details about New and Returning Series at TCA

| Posted 07.16.2008 | Huffington Post

Be sure to check out all the TCA Coverage at Ed Martin Live at TCAFX yesterday was surely the envy of every basic cable network when it commandeered a...

Something Major to Happen to Katherine Heigl's Character on Grey's Anatomy and It's Not Death... Yet.

| Posted 07.17.2008 | Huffington Post

Be sure to check out full coverage of the TCA at Ed Martin Live at TCASomething major is going to happen to Katherine Heigl's character, Dr. Izzie Ste...

TCA Terror! When Publicists Attack!

| Posted 07.17.2008 | Huffington Post

I have watched a number of personal publicists express extreme displeasure with journalists during my almost 20 years of covering TCA tours, but I hav...

Emmy Glory: Mad Men, Damages, Monk & More Make This a Big Year for Basic Cable

| Posted 07.18.2008 | Entertainment

For the first time in Emmy history scripted basic cable series broke through into the category of Outstanding Drama Series, with nominations for Mad Men and Damages.

Gossip Girl and 90210: The CW's Day at TCA

| Posted 07.21.2008 | Business

Critics enjoy picking on Gossip Girl because its television ratings are very small, even though its demographics are young and desirable.

Fringe, Dollhouse, 90210 and More: A Summer 2008 TCA Recap

| Posted 07.24.2008 | Huffington Post

Be sure to check out full coverage of the TCA at Ed Martin Live at TCAIt was a Television Critics Association tour like no other. For the first time i...

Paris Hilton Rocks Comic-Con

| Posted 07.28.2008 | Entertainment

Paris Hilton at Comic-Con? In yet another sign that this massive annual mish-mash of fan-boys and fan-babes, nerds, geeks, artists, A-list celebrities...

Comic-Con Fans Pay Tribute to Battlestar Galactica Cast - Plus Heroes, Smallville, Supernatural and Torchwood at Comic-Con

| Posted 07.28.2008 | Huffington Post

There is no denying it: Comic-Con has become the place to break news and make news about broadcast and cable programming. Here's a download including ...

Citizen Producers and Citizen Marketers Join Citizen Journalists at Comic-Con

| Posted 07.31.2008 | Huffington Post

I saw them at virtually every session I attended during Comic-Con: Fans armed with digital video cameras, collecting content for their own Internet sh...